Selected Works

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On Yom Kippur, ten characters in synagogue, grappling with identity, meaning, repentance, forgiveness...
A contemporary Israeli-Palestinian conflict plays out against the backdrop of mythic Biblical rivalries.
Poetry
A new book of poetry with an old soul, a stunning cartography of the heart.
Memoir in poetry and prose
“Stories and poetry so captivating, powerful, wise… An extraordinary achievement!"
–Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

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May 27, 2018 – Spiritual Writing Workshop for 50th Reunion of Havurat Shalom, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

April 20, 2018 – “Becoming a Jewish Feminist,” Temple Sinai, Champaign IL

February 15, 2018 – Neustadt Lecturer at Oklahoma City University:

“Uncommon Prayers” – presentation in Chapel for Oklahoma City University, Wimberly School of Religion

“Awakening to Activism” - Poetry Beit Midrash for students and faculty at Oklahoma City University

February 15, 2018 – “Holy Moments Every Day,” poetry reading at Temple Bnai Israel, Oklahoma City, OK

February 14, 2018 –“Learning to Breathe,” Poetry Beit Midrash for Federation Women’s Book Group in Oklahoma City, OK

January 23, 2018 – "Writing Poetry and Prayers" – a visit with grade 3 class at Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton MA

December 6, 2017 – guest lecture in Comparative Literature course on "Spiritual Autobiography," University of Massachusetts at Amherst

November 14, 2017 – Inducted into the Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY

October 25, 2017 – Seminar for senior rabbinical students - "Writing Through the Placement Process," Hebrew College Rabbinical School, Newton, MA

September 10, 2017 – "Preparing for Awe: pre-High Holiday Writing Workshop" at Kingsway Jewish Center, Brooklyn, NY

July 23, 2017 – Spiritual Writing Workshop for Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons

June 29, 2017 – Self-care spiritual writing retreat for chaplains at Hebrew Senior Life, Boston MA

September 4-30, 2016 – Institute for Jewish Spirituality Prayer Project – 4 week online and Zoom course with Merle Feld, “Preparing for Awe: Spiritual Writing for Elul as the New Year Approaches”

August 8, 2015 – spiritual writing workshop for BASE leaders from lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, Washington DC and Chicago

July 6, 2015 – teaching and reading poetry about money and class for Project Kesher group of FSU Israeli women in Netanya, Israel

May 17, 2015 - Panel on "Jewish Liturgy and Poetry" with Alicia Ostriker, Marcia Falk and Yehoshua November for Conference on Liturgy and Prayer sponsored by The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood, in partnership with Mechon Hadar - Congregation Rodeph Sholom, NY, NY

March 27 - 29, 2015 - Scholar-in-Residence Egger Shabbaton with Rabbi Edward Feld - The Jewish Center - Princeton, NJ

August 26, 2014 - Elul Spiritual Writing Workshop - Rimon Resource Center for Jewish Spirtuality in the Berkshires - Lenox, MA

April 2, 2014 - Spiritual Writing Workshop for Medical Ethics Conference - Yeshivat Chovevei Torah - Riverdale, NY

March 30, 2014 - Preparing ourselves for Pesach - a day long retreat of poetry beit midrash, spiritual writing, community - Nahar - NY, NY

December 13-15, 2013 - Scholar-in-Residence weekend with Rabbi Edward Feld - Adath Israel Congregation - Cincinatti, Ohio

August 22, 2013 - "High Holiday Spiritual Writing Workshop: Preparing for the Days of Awe" - JCA, Amherst MA

April 6, 2013 - Pioneer Valley Film Festival - facilitator for post-film-discussion of Israeli film "The Other Son" - Smith College, Northampton MA

February 17 - March 17 - April 28 - May 19, 2013 - Four-session Spiritual Writing Workshop - Jewish Community of Amherst, Amherst MA

January 11-13, 2013 - Scholar-in-Residence weekend with Rabbi Edward Feld - Congregation Beth El - La Jolla, CA

October 4-5, 2012 - Poetry Reading - 35th Annual Literary Festival - Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA

July 22, 2012 - A Poetry Reading - Congregation Beth Israel of the Berkshires - North Adams, Massachusetts

May 21, 2012 - Webinar - "The Journey to Sinai: A Poetry Beit Midrash" for the National Association of Temple Educators (NATE), the professional organization of Reform Jewish educators

May 6, 2012 - "Poetry Beit Midrash: A Cartography of the Heart" - Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester - Rye, NY

December 14-18, 2011 - Union of Reform Judaism Biennial in Washington, DC

December 1-4, 2011 - United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Kallah 2011 in La Jolla, CA

October 23, 2011 - "A Spiritual Life: Poetry Reading and Conversation" at Temple Israel, Westport, CT

September 9-11, 2011 - Scholar-in-Residence with Rabbi Edward Feld at Congregation B'nai Jacob, Woodbridge, CT

September 8, 2011 - Reflective Spiritual Writing Workshop in preparation for High Holidays at Congregation Beth Sholom, Teaneck, NJ